Onboard the US Navy (USN) Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67), Aviation Electrician's Mate Second Class (AE2) Latora Latson (left) and Aviation Electronics Technician Second Class (AT2) Peder Nelson (right) relay a message from the scene leader to Damage Control Central during a simulated General Quarters. The KENNEDY is currently conducting proficiency training while underway in the Atlantic Ocean
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Base: USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67)
Scene Camera Operator: PH2 William R. Heimbuch, Usn
Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
Aircraft carriers are warships that act as airbases for carrier-based aircraft. In the United States Navy, these consist of ships commissioned with hull classification symbols CV (aircraft carrier), CVA (attack aircraft carrier), CVB (large aircraft carrier), CVL (light aircraft carrier), CVN (aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion) and CVAN (attack aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion). The first aircraft carrier commissioned into the United States Navy was USS Langley (CV-1) on 20 March 1922.